In December of 1982 Kidstuff Playsystems, then known as Olympic Recreation, was founded by an Early Childhood Educator, Richard Hagelberg and a Union Carpenter, George McGuan. Their first wood structure was manufactured in a classroom and sold to a nearby town. Later manufacturing took place in George’s basement where each piece of wood was cut, drilled, and routed.
By 1985 the business had grown to a point where a real manufacturing facility was required. George was working full time designing and engineering and Richard was busy selling it. They purchased a facility in Miller Beach, in Gary, IN, and Gary has remained Kidstuff’s headquarters ever since.
Over the course of three decades, Kidstuff has continuously been a pacesetter in the Playground industry, becoming a Charter Member of IPEMA, complying with all safety standards, designing and certifying new play equipment every year.
Today Kidstuff Playsystems continues to introduce new products, maintain a high standard of manufacture and product safety, and create truly fun and educational playsystems, park playground equipment and swing sets.